Harris, Howard Win on Day One of Bulls Invitational

Terrance Howard
March 17, 2016


TAMPA, Fla. – Marquette University field athletes set the program off to a great start to the outdoor season, setting many top marks at the Bulls Invitational hosted by the University of South Florida on day one of action on Thursday.

The Golden Eagles registered a pair of wins with Terica Harris winning the long jump, leaping to the No. 5 mark all-time at MU, while Terrance Howard took home the title in the discus with a mark that fell just outside MU’s top-10.

In his Marquette debut, Howard threw a distance of 48.05 meters (157 feet, 7 inches). His mark was more than 2 feet clear of Roc Nesbitt of Tennessee State.

For Harris, her mark of 5.78 meters (18 feet, 11.5 inches) won by just a few inches over teammate Monique Felix, whose mark of 5.68 meters (18 feet, 7.5 inches) ranked No. 7 all-time at MU.

Leading off the day for the Golden Eagles was Dwayne Dash Jr., who jumped to a personal-best in the long jump with a mark of 7.19 meters (23 feet, 7 inches). It was good for fifth place overall and ranks No. 6 all-time at MU.

Sophomore Maya Marion turned in the top mark for MU in the women’s hammer throw, taking ninth place with a toss of 45.33 meters (148 feet, 9 inches). Meanwhile, sophomore Gemma Tedeschi turned in a fifth place finish in the pole vault with a mark of 3.55 meters (11 feet, 7.75 inches). 



In the men’s high jump, both Wally Ellenson and Joel Swanberg were two of seven individuals unable to clear their opening height. Ellenson came in at 2.04 meters, while Swanberg entered in at 1.88 meters. Javen Reeves of Louisville took home the win with a height of 2.20 meters (7 feet, 2.5 inches).

Many more Golden Eagles will be in action when day two resumes at 8 a.m. Central time on Friday.


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